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Post Office inquiry live updates: Inquiry hearing from former investigator - BBC News Post Office scandal is unbelievable and I am sorry, says ex-boss - BBC News
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Earlier today we heard from Jon Longman, who was the former Post Office investigator responsible for investigating sub-postmasters until 2012. We're closing our live coverage for the day, thank you for joining us.
Longman investigated the high-profile Seema Misra case. The former sub-postmistress was wrongfully jailed while pregnant after being accused of stealing £74,000. You can read our news story on today's Post Office inquiry here.
While being pressed by lawyers at the inquiry, Longman said he "was always told Horizon was robust" and given this he did not have concerns about the growing number of challenges.
He also admitted he was "never comfortable" with the
case of sub-postmistress Jennifer O'Dell who was wrongly accused of stealing
more than £9,600 in 2009, adding the system should have been investigated.
was asked whether issues with the Horizon IT system were "swept under the
carpet", to which he says that "with hindsight I should have been more forceful".
Internal emails shown to the inquiry showed that Post Office investigators feared a "world of
trouble" if the organisation lost a case based on Horizon's integrity.
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